MCC AND MARTIN FOUNDATION PARTNERING WITH ADULT STUDENTS TO COMPLETE ASSOCIATE
Muhlenberg County leaders have worked hard in the past two decades to provide county
residents with greater opportunities for career advancement. These efforts are paying
off for the county with state recognition as a Work Ready Community in Progress
county. To keep that recognition, the county will need to redouble its efforts to
meet state guidelines for the percent of residents with at least a two-year degree.
Dedicated to the advancement of Muhlenberg County, the Felix E. Martin, Jr. Foundation
and Madisonville Community College (MCC) are working together in a variety of efforts
to assist students in the completion of their degree programs. Kathy Jacobi, president
of the foundation, says: MCC and the Foundation want to help adult students who have
some college to return and complete their two-year education through the creation
of the Martin Scholars Program. Muhlenberg County residents who are 22 years or older,
have completed at least 30 credit hours of college-level course work, and were not
enrolled in the spring term may qualify. Qualifying students are eligible for a $250
cash stipend each semester they make satisfactory progress toward an MCC degree and
a $400 bonus when they complete their degree.
The Martins Scholar Program assistance is independent of any other financial aid that
students may receive at MCC. For more information on this program, contact Penny Jessup,
student affairs specialist at the MCC Muhlenberg County Campus, at (270) 757-9881.
An open house is scheduled for persons interested in the Martins Scholar program on
Thursday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the MCC Muhlenberg County Campus.
In addition, MCC has $700 scholarship opportunities for Muhlenberg County residents
who are completing their degree programs in nursing or allied health on the Health
Sciences Campus at Madisonville. Dr. Judith Rhoads, MCC president, explains that
Muhlenberg County donors have been generous in the past with fund raising for the
Muhlenberg County Campus and for providing scholarship opportunities for young people
in the county. MCC is committed to working with them to achieve their career goals
by making it financially possible for them to complete college.
Students interested in this scholarship opportunity can also contact Ms. Jessup or
call the MCC Advancement Office at (270) 824-8595. Online information about career-training
opportunities at MCC can be found on the college website at https://madisonville.kctcs.edu
click on the Academics link.